find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Corporate Lawyer (3-5 years PQE)
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· National firm acting for domestic and multinational clients
View details
Lawyer – CTP Insurance (2-3 years)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· Well-regarded team offering mentoring and career development
View details
Barrister’s a secret singing sensation

Barrister’s a secret singing sensation

Barrister by day; sexy singer by night. That’s the life that has been led by Melbourne barrister, and now pop sensation, Bowie Jane...

The 27-year-old blonde bombshell has seen her debut single, Luv Bomb, shoot to No.11 in the UK’s Pop Club Charts recently, so her secret singing life is not such a secret anymore.

The songstress, whose story has received international press coverage in recent days, is a practising criminal barrister in Melbourne, but she managed to keep her musical pastime a secret from colleagues and clients – until now at least.

Jane (pictured) told the UK Daily Mail that she regularly rushed straight from the courtroom to the stage – sometimes even wearing her stage costumes underneath her legal robes to save time.

She told the newspaper: “Music has always been my passion but my parents wanted me to get a degree and a proper job.

“I have been juggling the two, working as a lawyer during the day and performing five or six nights a week.

“It’s strange as the judges and my clients and colleagues have no idea that I sing.”

Folklaw reckons they will now!

Jane, who has worked in the legal industry for the past four years, said she has kept pop music separate from her legal career the entire time.

“Only a few very close friends know how I spend my evenings ... I look and dress very differently at work compared to when I go on stage, which also helps.”

Yes, Folklaw imagines Jane’s midriff-baring stage outfits might raise some eyebrows in the courtroom.

Jane, who is a Deakin University graduate, told news.com.au that she didn't want clients thinking they had hired someone who wasn't serious about the law.

The music maestro, who has performed at the Australian Open and who already spends half the year in Britain, added that she was blown away by her sudden success in the UK.

“I was getting a lot of interest over there so decided to pursue the music industry there,” she said. “Now I'm hoping Australia gets on board.”

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Barrister’s a secret singing sensation
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Warning
Aug 23 2017
NT Law Society sounds alarm on mandatory sentencing
The Law Society Northern Territory has issued a warning over mandatory sentencing, saying it hasn’...
Unite
Aug 22 2017
Professionals unite in support of marriage equality
The presidents of representative bodies for solicitors, barristers and doctors in NSW have come toge...
Aug 21 2017
Is your firm on the right track for gig economy gains?
Promoted by Crowd & Co. The way we do business, where we work, how we engage with workers, ev...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...